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Russia’s fifth-generation jet fighter to receive hypersonic missiles

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Russian state-owned media outlet has reported that fifth-generation Su-57 stealth fighter jet will be armed with hypersonic missiles with characteristics similar to that of the Kinzhal missile.

“In accordance with Russia’s State Armament Program for 2018-2027, Su-57 jet fighters will be equipped with hypersonic missiles,” a Russian defense industry source told TASS.

But the source did not provide details on specific characteristics of the new missiles or clarifications on when they will be tried.


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“The jet fighters will receive missiles with characteristics similar to that of the Kinzhal missiles, but with inter-body placement and smaller size,” also added in TASS report.

The Kinzhal air-launched hypersonic missile system was unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1. The Russian leader said the Kinzhal had an operating range of over 2,000 km. The MiG-31K fighter jet is the basic carrier of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles today.

The Russian military will reportedly receive a small batch of 12 Su-57s next year.

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